South Asian Studies Librarian
University of Washington
Deepa Banerjee is a South Asian Studies Librarian at University of Washington Libraries. Her job responsibilities include reference, collection development, instruction, budget management, community outreach and liaison with the South Asian Studies Department. She is responsible for all facets of collection development for the department, and an advocate for the needs of South Asian Studies faculty and students. Since joining the UW Libraries in 2006, she has collaborated with local, national, and international partners to establish professional relationships, work on Digital Scholarship project such as South Asian Oral History Project. The first three phases of the Oral History project formed the basis of a book (University of Washington Press, 2012) entitled Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest. This book was co-authored by Amy Bhatt and Nalini Iyer, and she contributed a foreword. The 50-minute documentary Raga and Tala: South Asian Performing Artists in the Pacific Northwest provides an overview of the fourth phase. She is also involved with projects that promote open access such as being one of the members of the Content Curation Working Group that shortlists materials for South Asian Open Archives.